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post #1 of 13 Old 12-13-2008, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
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Tire opinions needed

I'm shopping for some replacement 265/75/16s - E Load - hopefully quiet tires, and found this:

General Grabber AT2 - Discounttires.com with the lowest prices on tires and wheels, carrying all name brands, and having a huge inventory. In most cases, shipping is one to two days guaranteed.

- or maybe this:
Uniroyal | Laredo HD/T | Tire Sizes & Specs

anyone ever use either of them?
It seems a lot of you like the BFGs but, I'm not a fan.

I'm looking for a bit of deep sand traction, I'm partial to Michelins but their AT 2 doesn't look so hot for sandy stuff.

What else out there is a good tire for the money? Should I bump it up a size w/3:73s?
I don't mind paying for quality, especially for a long lasting somewhat quiet tire.

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The Grabber sucks. My Brother in law had them on his dodge. Took em off and sold them before they even had a 1000 miles on them.

Cant say much about the uniroyal tire though. It looks like it would be good in the sand/mud.

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have you looked at the TOYO AT's long lasting and good sand traction

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if i picked between those 2 it would be the Grabber and the reason is the Uniroyal has harder rubber compound to get miles but since they have harder rubber compound they suck in the snow.
also some ones i would recommend
Toyo Open Country AT,BFG KO AT,Bridgestone Dueller AT Revo and the 695,MasterCraft Courser AT2 and the CT,Cooper Discover ATR and the ST and Kumho KL78..hope that helps

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Thanks!

Ya, looked at the Toyo's. The price seems right for what they are...just looking at options.

Thanks for the heads up on the Grabber!!

I know that snow and sand traction usually equal a louder, less lasting tire so, as usual, I'm looking for something that doesn't exist but, trying to get close.

TYREBOYS_DEMAXIN: Thanks!! -I'm assuming all those are load 'E'. I'll look into the master crafts; a dude down the street deals 'em.

I may end up hauling weight with this truck so, safety is also a big concern.

any more opinions are more than welcome


thanks!!

Oh...also, the 265/75 looks a little dinky on the 350 4 door. Will a 285 cause any re-calibrating, rubbing and all that crap that comes with big tires?....thx!!

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yes all those come in LR E/10ply tires and i have dealt in tires for quite awhile and the Mastercraft tires do an excellent job and are USA made(Findly OH).

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thx!!

shopping now


damn doesn't look like many 285s are made in E rating.

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the Firestone Destination AT comes in a 285-75R16 LR E with a 50,000 miles mileage warranty

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saw those. I think they were only 2" taller than the 265. 50 spins per mile difference. -that shouldn't screw up the speedo too much i don't think

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